[Strategic Intel] Active Russian subs in the Black Sea have grown from one to seven

The number of active Russian submarines in the Black Sea has grown substantially — from one to seven — since Moscow annexed the Crimea in 2014. The subs are presenting a substantial challenge to NATO’s security along its eastern flank. Together, along with Russia’s military buildup on the peninsula, Russia has shifted the military balance [...]


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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.